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Cariboo Chilcotin Métis Association Welcomes BCMF Cultural Ambassador Beverly Lambert and Board Member Rose Bortolon at Felker Lake Métis Community Picnic

(Felker Lake, British Columbia) Just 15 minutes outside of Williams Lake in British Columbia’s Chilcotin Valley lies beautiful Felker Lake where every summer the Cariboo Chilcotin Métis Association (CCMA) celebrates their culture at an all day festival filled with music, dancing, food and games. This year the Métis Community Picnic was even bigger attracting over […]

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With Great Sadness BCMF President Keith Henry Accepts Gerry Legare’s Resignation from the Board of Directors

(Vancouver, BC) BCMF founding President Keith Henry announced today that Gerry Legare tendered his resignation last Friday due to his health issues. Gerry will be deeply missed as a proud Métis leader with a strong commitment to accountable Métis governance in British Columbia. Both of Gerry’s parents are from Métis heritage and because of that […]

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BCMF Follows Up with Government Regarding Rebuilding Métis Governance in BC

The British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF) continues our efforts to provide your offices clarification regarding the current governance challenges created by the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). BCMF believes government investments are not being utilized properly for their intended purposes and placed at significant risk due to the fact that MNBC has insolvent. BCMF have […]

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APTN Métis Reporter Tina House Guest Stars with Keith Henry on Coffee Talk

(Vancouver, BC) Coffee Talk moderator Keith Henry welcomed a well known and celebrated Métis woman Tina House last night who was not only informational but inspirational as well. Tina is the daughter of Métis political activist Fred House who passed in 2003. Tina began her television career in 1997 as a videographer. She has also […]

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Letter to Ministers: BCMF Additional Rationale for Rebuilding Métis Governance in BC

BCMF has been provided copies of a number of Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) documents (proposals, work plans, etc.) for fiscal year 2010-2011 hat ended March 31st, 2011. MNBC purports to represent the interests of all Métis people in the province through all such documents. Most recently BCMF reviewed the Tripartite Self Government (TSN) work […]

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Aboriginal Author Interview Proves Powerful for the Coffee Talk Audience and BCMF Welcomes Two New members to the Team

(Vancouver, BC) Tsimshian Nation member, lawyer, motivational speaker and author from the community of Lax Kw’alaams Mr. Calvin Helin was moderator Keith Henry’s Coffee Talk guest this week and he didn’t disappoint with his views on the challenges caused by Aboriginal dependency on government funding. Mr. Helin is the author of the bestselling titles The […]

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BCMF Letter for Proposals to Provincial and Federal Government

BCMF has continued its efforts to inform the provincial and federal governments regarding the major challenges Métis people in British Columbia face regarding sustainable program delivery and accountable Métis governance representation as a result of the mismanagement of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). Over the past two years, the BCMF has continued its efforts […]

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Keith Henry Welcomes Famous Author and Speaker Calvin Helin to Coffee Talk

(Vancouver, BC) The guest list for appearances on the online smash hit Métis television show ‘Coffee Talk’ is peppered with celebrities, politicians, Métis historians, budding musicians and cultural experts but this Thursday’s Coffee Talk will be something very special featuring an extraordinary and one of the most accomplished First Nation’s in our modern day. Calvin […]

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BCMF Takes Next Important Step and Prepares to Open Head Office and Welcome New Board Members

(Vancouver, BC) The BC Métis Federation (BCMF) Board of Directors held a recent board meeting last evening and officially approved the opening of the new BCMF headquarters in Vancouver at its Friday night meeting. The new address is suite #300=3665 Kingsway and it will be fully operational by next week with reception, voice mail, telephones […]

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BCMF Letter to Ministers Polak and Duncan Regarding the MNBC Métis Skills and Employment Center

Dear Minister Polak and Minister Duncan, Over the course of the past two years the British Columbia Métis Federation (BCMF), formally known as the Coalition of Concerned Métis Citizens, has attempted to address internal governance and financial issues related to the governance and financial management of the Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC). This included considerable […]

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